“Bangladeshis involved in Mumbai raids,” from Press TV, February 19 (thanks to James):
Bangladesh has officially admitted that a terror outfit operating from its soil may have been involved in last year’s attacks on Mumbai.
“Since terrorist attacks have been happening in the region in the past few months, even in Mumbai, there are cross-border linkages of these terrorists,” Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hassan Mahmoud said on Thursday.
Mahmoud noted that the banned militant outfit, Harkat-ul-Jihad, continues to function in his country.
Why? Does no one, anywhere, have the will to move against these groups?
This is the first time a Bangladeshi official has pointed to a Dhakan hand in the attack on India’s financial hub.
However, the minister claimed that the members of the group were trained outside before being transported to his country. “Terrorists from outfits such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Harkat-ul-Jihad were trained in Afghanistan and Pakistan before coming to Bangladesh,” he said.
Earlier, Islamabad’s highly anticipated probe into the Mumbai attacks had suggested that Bangladeshi militants were involved in the planning process.
The Awami League-led government in Dhaka had strongly condemned the Pakistani claim of links between a terror outfit in Bangladesh and the terrorists involved in the Mumbai carnage.
Pakistan’s interior ministry has said “a part of the conspiracy” to attack Mumbai was hatched in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi.
Pakistani media reports say that the attacks were planned in Dubai and home-grown Indian militants also provided the logistic support for the siege….